Law & Technology

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Pandemic Spurs Technology Revolution in State Civil Courts

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Fall/Winter 2021-22 | Volume 105 Number 3

With courthouses shuttered by COVID-19, civil legal systems in nearly every state moved quickly to adopt new tools to support online operation — a decisive response that enabled millions of […]

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Are judges and the justice system ready for driverless cars?

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Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

Autonomous vehicles have long ignited the American imagination. Increasingly, they have caught the attention of lawyers and judges as well. The integration of autonomous vehicles (AVs) represents a startling shift […]

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The Troubles of the Social Judge

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Summer 2016 | Volume 100 Number 2

At the end of 2015, two states became the first jurisdictions to add explicit references to social media to their codes of judicial conduct. In a new code effective Dec. […]

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How Two New Rules for Self Authentication Will Save You Time and Money

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Winter 2016 | Volume 100 Number 4

The Standing Committee on Federal Rules recently approved two new self-authentication rules for electronic machine-generated evidence. The goal is to save time and money by creating a pretrial procedure for […]

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Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law

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Spring 2021 | Volume 105 Number 1

Much attention is paid to our brave new world wrought by algorithms and artificial technology, one in which many societal functions are accelerated and made more efficient — and more […]

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China’s E-Justice Revolution

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Spring 2021 | Volume 105 Number 1

(Pictured Above: View of an online hearing at the Hangzhou Internet Court, in Hangzhou City, the first court in the world designed to hear cases nearly exclusively online. Disputes focus […]

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#Engage: It’s Time for Judges to Tweet, Like, & Share

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Spring 2017 | Volume 101 Number 1

The judiciary is, in many respects, the least understood branch of government. The law can be mysterious and a bit frightening to those who do not work in the legal […]

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National Security. Civil Liberties. Can We Have Both?

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Spring 2017 | Volume 101 Number 1

In the wake of a catastrophic terrorist attack like 9/11, what balance should the government strike between its weighty national-security responsibilities and its equally solemn duty to preserve Americans’ privacy […]

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Cameras Belong in the Supreme Court

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Summer 2017 | Volume 101 Number 2

On Jan. 24, 2017, the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court issued its monumental decision concerning the fate of Brexit, a legal ruling with major implications for the people of England, Europe, […]

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Can Science Save Justice?

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Summer 2017 | Volume 101 Number 2

“Know thyself.” Inscribed on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, and echoed down the halls of time by Plato, Pope, Franklin, and Emerson, there may be no more fundamental maxim […]

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